LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County is unchanged today, remaining at $3.131 after rising 13 times in 14 days to its highest amount since March 29.
The average price rose 5.3 cents over the past 14 days, including four-tenths of a cent on both Wednesday and Thursday, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.
The average price is 2 cents more than a week ago and 9.8 cents higher than one month ago but 62.9 cents less than one year ago. It has decreased 48.4 cents since the start of the year.
The Orange County average price rose today for the 15th time in 17 days, increasing a half-cent to $3.117, its highest amount since March 27. It has increased 6.2 cents over the past 17 days, including three-tenths of a cent on Thursday.
The Orange County average price is 2.6 cents more than one week ago and 11.3 cents higher than one month ago but 60 cents less than one year ago. It has decreased 42.8 cents since the start of the year.
“While gas prices continue to push up due to increased demand over the past few weeks, we have seen wholesale prices drop in the past two days,'' said Jeffrey Spring, the Automobile Club of Southern California's corporate communications manager.
“The drop is being attributed to state orders to re-close certain establishments. We'll know in a few days if decreases in wholesale prices are passed onto prices at the pump.''
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